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Australia 2016-P Australian Map Shaped Wildlife Coin #10 - Dingo Wild Dog $1 Pure Silver Dollar Reverse Proof with Color

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THE LAST ONE! Get this Australian map shaped pure silver dollar, depicting a Dingo, the intriguing wild dog of Australia, with full color! The total mintage is only 6,000 for this tenth and final entry the Australian Map-Shaped Coin Program!

Here's the tenth and final coin in the extremely popular Australian Map Shaped Coin Program - and it features the intriguing wild dog of Australia, the Dingo! The Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to bring you an incredible new addition to your unusually-shaped coin collection, as well as your numismatic zoo! This one troy ounce, pure silver dollar is the tenth and final entry in this exciting series of wildlife-themed, map-shaped coins! It depicts a Dingo surveying its domain in the rocky desert in full color. With its extremely limited mintage of only 6,000, odd-shaped-coin and wildlife collectors will snatch this one up in record time, just all the previous issues in the series, including the Map-Shaped Emu, the Map-Shaped Koala, the Map-Shaped Saltwater Crocodile, the Map-Shaped Wedge Tailed Eagle, the Map-Shaped Redback Spider and the Map-Shaped Great White Shark.

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An adult dingo watches over a litter of dingo puppies at their den.Investment Note - This is the tenth and final coin in the technologically advanced series of Map-Shaped Wildlife Coins. With a total mintage limit of only 6,000 and the always-popular canine theme, this wildlife coin will be sought after for years to come! Our advice? Do not delay, get in on the ground floor while you can!

Australia's Native Dog
The Australian Dingo is an ancient, free roaming, primitive canine unique to the continent of Australia, specifically the outback. Its original ancestors are thought to have arrived with humans from southeast Asia thousands of years ago, when dogs were still relatively undomesticated and closer to their wild Asian Gray Wolf parent species, Canis lupus. Since that time, living largely apart from people and other dogs, together with the demands of Australian ecology, has caused them to develop features and instincts that distinguish them from all other canines. Australian Dingoes have maintained ancient characteristics that unite them, along with other primitive dogs, into a taxon named after them, Canis lupus dingo, and has separated them from the domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris.

A cute and adorable dingo puppy or cub. Dingoes play an important role in the various ecosystems of Australia; they are apex predators and the largest terrestrial predators on the continent. Due to its habit of attacking livestock and the vulnerability of sheep, dingoes and other wild dogs are seen as a pest by the sheep industry and the resulting control methods normally run counter to dingo conservation efforts.

The dingo is an intelligent, sociable and free-roaming canine unique to Australia. An important animal in Aboriginal culture, the dingo is depicted in many rock carvings and cave paintings.

Today, it is estimated that the majority of the modern "dingoes" are also descended from other domestic dogs. The number of these so-called dingo-hybrids had increased significantly over the last decades and the dingo was therefore classified as vulnerable. "Pure dingos" are getting rare, and are the subject of much debate and conservation efforts.

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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2016 Dingo Wild Dog Map-Shaped $1 in boxObverse
The coin depicts a Dingo surveying its domain in the rocky desert in full color. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark is judiciously placed in the southwest corner of the continent, south of Perth, near the edge. The legend DINGO and the date are also indicated.

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A mirrored portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2016
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Width 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    6,000
Finish Reverse Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
Artist Ing Ing Jong (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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